Wildlife Damage Management, Internet Center for


Date of this Version

December 1977


In February of 1972 the use of compound 1080, sodium cyanide, and strychnine in Federal coyote control programs and on Federal lands was halted as directed by Executive Order 11643. Shortly thereafter, the Environmental Protection Agency cancelled the registration of these same toxicants as used in predator control. These actions were taken at the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Predator Control in their report to the Council of Environmental Quality and to the Department of the Interior.